Our friend Harry over at Addison Dicus offers sage advice for pet owners, should your dog or cat have an accident. Hop on over to see the article, where Harry helps us to protect our fine rug investments. While you are there, take a look at the beautiful rugs!
Please welcome our guest hosts today: Gary Dicus and Harry Chittenden of Addison/Dicus. Their expertise in the world of fine rugs creates a contagious enthusiasm that might find you hopping the next flight to Tampa to go shop with these characters. My clients always appreciate learning about the fine things we are acquiring. When shopping for oriental rugs, education is key- there are so many different kinds of oriental rugs. It is important to understand the value of your investment.
Today Gary and Harry share some of the identifiable characteristics and historical significance of the Oushak rugs. Their knowledge is valuable, entertaining and educational. Enjoy the read: and when you decide you must have one, their contact information will be at the end of this post. Continue reading →
Ikat: derives from the Indonesian word mengikat meaning ‘to tie, bind or wrap around’, is a method of wrapping to pattern, dyeing the yarns before they are woven. It is a centuries-old method of textile patterning.
Ikat fabrics have been around for a long time but are very “in” now due to the freshness they bring through color and pattern.
The defining characteristic of ikat is the dyeing of patterns, by means of bindings, into the threads before cloth construction, the weaving of the fabric, takes place.
The patterns and colors are so varied and inspirational! Interested in Ikat for your home? Contact us!
Update: If you love Ikat style, check out these wonderful Ikat rugs for sale http://addisondicus.com/blogozine/ikats
This collection of contemporary rugs brings elegance and grace to any room, coming in over 100 different designs which are completely customizable to any size, scale, pattern or colors- the possibilities are limitless. They are produced with the finest Tibetan wool and Chinese silk fibers, entirely by hand and without the use of child labor.
This oversized scale design creates a bold contemporary statement, while the mid-century design of the top rug promotes a more understated feel.
This detail shows the silk sheen against the plushness of the wool.
Art for the floor, expensive and worth it. If you would like to find out more about buying one of these rugs, contact Courtney Price Design.